University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Wildlife clinic: Leave animal babies alone

URBANA — Mama knows best when it comes to baby animals. So it's often  best to leave them with their mothers.

That's the message the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois is trying to get across when it comes to small birds, bunnies, squirrels and other common beasties.

UI launches $100 million scholarship drive

CHICAGO — University of Illinois President Michael Hogan says scholarships are even more critical as tuition increases, in an era of diminished state funding.

So Hogan and his wife, Virginia, will announce their $100,000 donation Thursday in Chicago, to kick off Access Illinois: The Presidential Scholarship Initiative for all three campuses.

Money for Japan quake aid will go to UI scholarships

A University of Illinois fund established earlier this year to help victims of the Japan earthquake has been reworked and instead the money will be used for scholarships for students.

Borrowing for residence hall work awaits UI trustees' OK

Preliminary work has begun on the second University of Illinois residence hall planned for the Ikenberry Commons Student Housing Project in Champaign.

Millions of dollars in borrowing to support this latest phase of the Ikenberry Commons project will be reviewed by UI trustees when they meet Thursday in Chicago.

Illini cyclists pass Alma Mater on cross-country fund drive

More than two dozen sweaty cyclists cruised past the Alma Mater late Monday afternoon, to the cheers of a group of friends and family members waiting to greet them.

Dental-plan change means more state employees may pay up front

ST. JOSEPH — For 30 years, Bonnie Silva has gone to the same dental office. So she was stunned to learn that July 1 she's going to have to start making her entire payment — even what insurance will eventually cover — at the time of service.

"I called and asked if our plan had changed any," she said.

Yes, it has, she was told.

UI study will explore costs, benefits of a 220-mph rail line

CHICAGO — Lunch at Gino's East, then a quick run along Lake Michigan after work before your 40-minute commute home to Champaign.

Deere, iCyt plan expansion in new phase of UI Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — The first building in the newest phase of the University of Illinois Research Park could go up by the end of the year.

AFSCME files grievance over insurance change

SPRINGFIELD — The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 has filed a grievance over the state’s plan to switch to new group health plan administrators.

Search for UI athletic director extended for new chancellor

URBANA — The search for a new athletic director was extended to give the next University of Illinois chancellor an opportunity to be involved and quell "speculation" about Ron Guenther's successor, President Michael Hogan said Tuesday.